Rendering of 12 West 57th Street by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

SOM’s 12 West 57th Street Awaits Final Demolition in Midtown, Manhattan

At number 21 on our year-end countdown is 12 West 57th Street, a 672-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill and developed by Sheldon Solow of Solow Management Corp., who filed permits for the proposal in 2019, the tower will rise along Billionaires’ Row between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and West 56th and 57th Streets. Before construction can break ground, the remaining two structures occupying the plot from 10 to 20 West 57th Street must first be demolished.

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New public walkway, green spaces, and seating at Chelsea Waterside Park - Abel Bainnson Butz Landscape Architects

Hudson River Park Trust Breaks Ground on Phase Two of Chelsea Waterside Park Expansion Project in Manhattan

Hudson River Park Trust has kicked off construction for phase two of the Chelsea Waterside Park Expansion Project. Wedged between 23rd Street, Eleventh Avenue, and the West Side Highway, the project site will eventually include a permanent picnic area, new public restrooms or comfort stations, an expanded turf field for sports, a small concession stand, and an expanded dog run with pet-accessible fountains.

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Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for 980 Westchester Avenue in Foxhurst, The Bronx

The affordable housing lottery has launched for 980 Westchester Avenue, a seven-story mixed-use building in Foxhurst, The Bronx. Designed by GF55 Partners and developed by The Doe Fund and Bolivar Development, the structure yields 150 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 119 units for residents at 30 to 70 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $14,915 to $103,600.

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Permits Filed for 2678 Creston Avenue in Fordham Manor, The Bronx

Permits have been filed for an eight-story residential building at 2678 Creston Avenue in Fordham Manor, The Bronx. Located between East Kingsbridge Road and East 196th Street, the lot is within walking distance of two Kingsbridge Road subway stations, serviced by the B, D, and 4 trains. Ben Zahler under the 2678-2680 Creston LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.

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Aloft Hotel Progresses at 450 Eleventh Avenue in Hudson Yards, Manhattan

At number 22 on our year-end countdown is 450 Eleventh Avenue, a topped-out 642-foot-tall Aloft Hotel in Hudson Yards. Designed by DSM Design Group and developed by Marx Development Group, the slender 51-story reinforced concrete skyscraper will yield 379 guest rooms as well as a business center, a ballroom, and a fourth-floor restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace overlooking the growing neighborhood. Atria Builders LLC is the general contractor for the Midtown, Manhattan property, which is located at the corner of West 37th Street and Eleventh Avenue, directly across from the Jacob K. Javits Center. The total construction cost is expected to be around $368 million.

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